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First exoplanet picture from James Webb Space Telescope revealed

Jue, 01/09/2022 - 10:00
For the first time, astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope have directly captured an image of an exoplanet from space

There are thousands more UK deaths than usual and we don’t know why

Jue, 01/09/2022 - 07:52
Since April, there have been 22,500 more deaths than expected in the UK. Health experts are concerned but unsure of the causes – which could include covid-19, population ageing and NHS problems

Camera trap images reveal the hidden wildlife of New York City

Jue, 01/09/2022 - 03:00
A collection of motion-triggered cameras in Brooklyn and Long Island is bringing ecologists closer to understanding how wildlife distribution evolves on urban landscapes

Ukraine's army of hackers failed to thwart Russia and quickly gave up

Jue, 01/09/2022 - 03:00
As Russia invaded Ukraine, much was made of Ukraine's volunteer "hacktivist" army, but an analysis of cyberattacks against Russia suggests they achieved little more than minor digital graffiti

Most major carbon capture and storage projects haven't met targets

Jue, 01/09/2022 - 00:01
Most of 13 flagship existing CCS schemes worldwide, representing 55 per cent of captured CO2, have either failed entirely or captured much less CO2 than expected

Risk for Orion is even higher than for SLS, says NASA official

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 14:46
The Artemis I launch is planned for 3 September. NASA official Thomas Zurbuchen says it will be a test of the heat shield, communications and propulsion of the Orion spacecraft

NASA made enough oxygen on Mars to last an astronaut for 100 minutes

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 14:00
NASA’s MOXIE experiment on Mars has produced about 100 minutes’ worth of breathable oxygen, raising hopes for future crewed missions

DeepMind AI learns to play soccer using decades of match simulations

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 14:00
An artificial intelligence learned to skilfully control digital humanoid soccer players by working through decades worth of soccer matches in just a few weeks

Magnetic gearbox could power robots to crawl or jump inside your body

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 14:00
Robots without batteries, motors or electronics can lack power, but a tiny gearbox driven by an external magnetic field enabled one soft robot to jump almost 40 times its height

Who is Ancestor X? The biggest mystery in human evolution

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:14
The search for the direct ancestor of humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans has been protracted and puzzling. Now, fresh clues are adding a surprising twist to the tale

How miracle berries turn sour foods sweet

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
The fruit of Synsepalum dulcificum, a plant native to West Africa, doesn't taste sugary on its own, but any sour food you eat afterwards will turn miraculously sweet

Our neighbouring planets can help us understand Earth's climate change

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
Studying the atmospheres of Venus and Mars can help us learn how Earth's climate will look in the future, says David Grinspoon

Outdated research on HRT is letting people down

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
It's time to be clear about the evidence around hormone replacement therapy and let people make up their own minds

The Directors review: Five intimate short films about psychosis

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
Five people in recovery from psychosis guide artist Marcus Coates as he recreates aspects of their experience in this series of disorienting and sometimes very frightening short films, finds Simon Ings

Grisly photo of a zombie fungus bursting from a fly wins competition

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
This dramatic image of the fruiting bodies of a parasitic fungus erupting from a fly's body won Roberto García Roa the top prize in the BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition

Nomad Century review: a bold plan to manage climate migration

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
Gaia Vince's new book, Nomad Century: How to survive the climate upheaval, argues that mass migration caused by Earth’s climate crisis could be turned into a plus. Could her plan work?

How I gave a TED talk on dark matter

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
Giving a TED talk wasn't easy, but I wanted to make sure my audience came away with a better understanding of dark matter, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Planting Clues review: Intriguing tales about plants’ role in crime

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
From working out a dead person's last meal to the possible poisoning of the Buddha, a new book from David J. Gibson has some great tales about how plants help solve crimes – and are used to commit them

Don’t Miss: A fantastical journey through The Science of Middle Earth

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 13:00
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Protons inside some types of hydrogen and helium are behaving weirdly

Mié, 31/08/2022 - 11:00
In some types of helium and hydrogen, protons are more than six times as likely to pair up than they are in other atoms – which may mean there is something we don’t understand about the strong nuclear force